Many dogs are highly motivated by physical contact and pets.
Helping your learner understand and distinguish between different ways that they can receive affection is likely to be a productive teaching effort.
For this reason we suggest pairing it with SCRITCHES.
Meanings and uses
Come sit on my lap
Put paws on someone's lap
Among our group of successful modelers, the following techniques were used successfully:
Hit "lap" button when learner wanted to do a "lap" on owner
What seems to have worked well
Among our group of successful modelers, the following seemed to be helpful:
Hit the button, then sit (providing learner with a lap)